British Summer Time and Census Night

The clocks went forward this morning.  In case you missed them previously, we have two short pieces here on the first use of BST in Uig in 1917, and from a 1965 article looking back to the continuing disagreements over it in 1925 and during WW2.

Readers in Lewis and Harris, please remember tonight is the night for your 2011 Census rehearsal form to be filled in, online or on paper, in English or Gaelic. In all the Comainn Eachdraidh we rely on the census records in our research, and whatever the state of genealogy in a hundred years time, our followers will appreciate a full and accurate record.  A wide participation in this (voluntary) rehearsal will help to ensure the success of the 2011 record.